Now bureaucrats need to declare a ‘clear service record’ particularly with respect to integrity and dealings with non-government organisations before taking up commercial employment post their retirement, as per new rules formed by the government.
Besides, they need to mention that the proposed emoluments and pecuniary benefits being offered to them are in conformity with the industry standards.
The new rules, which are applicable to officers of Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS), among others, also cut the period to one year from two years for seeking prior permission from the government for taking up any commercial job.
The move assumes significance as government has been taking action against thousands of NGOs for violating norms. Few among them have been charged for carrying out activities which allegedly hampered country’s economic growth.
“The organisation in which I am seeking employment is not involved in activities which are in conflict with or prejudicial to India’s foreign relations, national security and domestic harmony. The organisation is not undertaking any activity for intelligence gathering.
“The employment, which I propose to take up also will not entail activities which are in conflict with or involve activities prejudicial to India’s foreign relations, national security and domestic harmony,” the officers need to declare in a revised application.